Huntsville Workers Compensation Lawyers
Huntsville Workers Compensation Lawyers: What does MMI mean: What are My Rights? One question we are often asked is what exactly does maximum medical improvement (MMI) mean? The way I generally explain it is that “maximum medical improvement” is just a fancy was of saying “you’re as good as you’re going to get.”
Legally, an injured worker is found to have reached MMI status once “‘there is no further medical care or treatment that could be reasonably anticipated to lessen the claimant’s disability. G. UB. MK. Constructors v. Traffanstedt, 726 So.2d 704, 709 (Ala.Civ.App.1998). ” When MMI is reached depends on the circumstances of the particular case, and in many cases just because one doctor has opined that an injured worker has reached maximum medical improvement does not mean that another physician (maybe one chosen from a Panel of Four) will agree with this assessment, and ttd benefits can be reinstated if the new treating physician states that you have not yet reached MMI.
Once you have been found to have reached maximum medical improvement, any physical restriction you have is deemed to be permanent, and you are no longer considered to have any “temporary” problem; now any limitations are considered permanent and any monetary compensation you may be entitled to receive would be either permanent partial disability (ppd) benefits or permanent total disability (ptd) benefits-with a right to lifetime medical treatment.
If you work in the Metro Huntsville region*-or anywhere in the North Alabama and Tennessee Valley area- you have suffered a job injury and you have questions about your rights under the Alabama Workers Compensation system, please do not hesitate to contact and speak with one of the experienced Huntsville Job Injury attorneys at POWELL AND DENNY and schedule a free consultation and let us see if we can help.
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Powell and Denny have been selected as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report for each of the last 9 years, have been selected as one of Birmingham’s Top Lawyers by B-Metro Magazine for the last 5 years, have been selected by The National Advocates as one of the Top 20 Workers’ Compensation Firms (plaintiffs) and Powell and Denny, P.C.-has been selected as one of the “Best of the Best” law firms by The American Registry.
Mr. Denny is AV rated by Martindale Hubbard (the highest rating possible) and Mr. Powell has been rated as Superior by The National Registry
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+ Powell and Denny have successfully represented injured workers from Birmingham, Huntsville, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Athens, Decatur, Town Creek Ardmore, Hartselle, Madison, Toney, Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, New Hope, Guntersville, Albertville, Boaz, Ashville, Anniston, Gadsden, Cullman, Jasper, Gardendale, Morris, Kimberly, Centerpoint, Leeds, Tarrant City, Fairfield, Hueytown, Bessemer, Adger, Tuscaloosa, Cordova, Alabaster, Pelham, Harpersville, Opelika, Phenix City, Montgomery, Clanton, Calera, Enterprise, Monroeville, Mobile, Evergreen, Alabaster, Pelham, Trussville and towns and cities in between.